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by RoadWarrior
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: 4-2-1 & remap on std cams and air
Replies: 1
Views: 2862

4-2-1 & remap on std cams and air

If it does multiple pops when letting off the revs between 3-4K RPMS, then it has a TAPE.

There will be a difference in a remap, as it removes the torque limiter in first. :wink:
by RoadWarrior
Tue May 29, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: 140mph in a Puma?
Replies: 10
Views: 1039

140mph in a Puma?

A lot of scumbags are buying the Puma for cheap thrills. But they have weak clutches, so when you're driving them like Michael Schumacher, and they're often on their first clutch with over 100,000 miles in order to be cheap, the clutch will be done within a week or so. :lol: The MK5 Fiesta, Peugeot ...
by RoadWarrior
Sat May 12, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Site Support
Topic: Warning: Inactive accounts
Replies: 7
Views: 1731

Warning: Inactive accounts

Can't you just move servers to a country that isn't covered by EU laws?

*cough* Facebook *cough* :P
by RoadWarrior
Tue May 01, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: And so it begins...
Replies: 39
Views: 3168

And so it begins...

Make sure you wear a proper breathing mask when doing it. Some really nasty chemicals sitting in cat's. You'll need to remove the drivers side driveshaft to get it out. It won't pop like a TAPE ecu but it may pop every now and again. You really want to cut it open with a grinder, then get it welded ...
by RoadWarrior
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: And so it begins...
Replies: 39
Views: 3168

And so it begins...

A lot of the air filters that people put on them is only for the induction noise. They decrease performance on the bottom end, if they do anything at all.

If you got a parts bin full of Puma bits, the stock air filter is probably lurking in there.
by RoadWarrior
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: And so it begins...
Replies: 39
Views: 3168

And so it begins...

If a "girl racer" owned it before you, then the exhaust has probably been upgraded? The catalytic converter sits on the manifold to the engine. With a horrible heat shield that often needs taking off with a hammer and chisle, and it about an hour or two job. So best to do it yourself. You'll probabl...
by RoadWarrior
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Front panel from broken radio
Replies: 20
Views: 2360

Front panel from broken radio

Wouldn't it be easier to buy one from the UK eBay and get it shipped to your country?
by RoadWarrior
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: And so it begins...
Replies: 39
Views: 3168

And so it begins...

You can gut the cat you have on, but with all the effort involved, you may as well chuck a 4-2-1 on. There'll be little performance advantages from gutting the stock one, and it'll sound tingy. You'll need to straight pipe it to the backbox as well. A 4-2-1 is a decat as well. You'll need to extend ...
by RoadWarrior
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: And so it begins...
Replies: 39
Views: 3168

And so it begins...

Nah, I ain't selling a TAPE ECU. :lol: They're about £40 off eBay if you want one. Saves the hassle of wiring a temp gauge. The TAPE is the sought after one, with pops & crackles. :grin: You can also get them remapped to the Racing Puma map and have the torque limiter removed in first gear. :ok: You...
by RoadWarrior
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: And so it begins...
Replies: 39
Views: 3168

And so it begins...

Hmmm, god knows how they've managed to get the clocks to work. The speedo and mileage works? https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/z/FkAAAOSwGdhZnbXd/$_86.JPG Your clocks don't look like that? Edit: turns out you can use the MUFF on digital & analogue cars, BUT the temperature gauge will never wor...
by RoadWarrior
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Front panel from broken radio
Replies: 20
Views: 2360

Front panel from broken radio

It's probably easier to just buy a replacement unit. They aren't hard to come by and are only about £10-£20. Majority of breaker yard's will have one. They're the same in the Mondeo, Fiesta and Focus of similar years.
by RoadWarrior
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: And so it begins...
Replies: 39
Views: 3168

And so it begins...

You have digital clocks then. I doubt your car has a MUFF ECU if your speedo and mileage is showing & climbing up.
by RoadWarrior
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: And so it begins...
Replies: 39
Views: 3168

And so it begins...

Why, do you have a MUFF ECU? Is your clocks digital or analogue? I'm sure T reg's are meant to be digital, as they're the year the Racing Puma's came out. And they all use TAPE ECU's.
by RoadWarrior
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: And so it begins...
Replies: 39
Views: 3168

And so it begins...

I'll post you some pictures of how to check your ECU when I get out of my pit.
by RoadWarrior
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: And so it begins...
Replies: 39
Views: 3168

And so it begins...

Yes, but MUFF is for analogue cars. T reg is digital, so it won't display the speedo rev counter or mileage IIRC. The speedo is ran off a cable on the analogue cars. A lot of stuff won't work if it was a MUFF ECU.
by RoadWarrior
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: And so it begins...
Replies: 39
Views: 3168

And so it begins...

You can check what ECU it has, just pull the carpet back in the passenger footwell. If it's a black box with rivets that don't look tampered with (the rivets have to be drilled to fiddle with ECU) then it's probably the standard TAPE and there's another reason behind the temp gauge not working. If y...
by RoadWarrior
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: And so it begins...
Replies: 39
Views: 3168

And so it begins...

So either your computer connection or the one to the car isn't correct. I bought a code reader for £100 you can get cheaper ones. I don't really like touching anyone's cars that look like that, they often haven't been well maintained and have been rallied to within an inch of their lives. Maybe I'm ...
by RoadWarrior
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: "El Puma"
Replies: 118
Views: 22281

"El Puma"

Buy some gasket paper, it's literally pennies. Get your old or new ICV and put tippex on it and then put it on the paper and then cut out the holes. Easy. The shop will just leave the old one on, they usually stick to the inlet manifold or come off and can be reused if not ripped.
by RoadWarrior
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Piece of cake!
Replies: 18
Views: 1354

Piece of cake!

368715 i know in theory its easy "roadwarrior" but my car budget/fund for the year is only around £300 and a large chunk of that has already gone on the new tank, drop links and MOT, add in insurance and road tax and it becomes a bit harder..but yet to look at the extent of the damage so will wait ...
by RoadWarrior
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Piece of cake!
Replies: 18
Views: 1354

Piece of cake!

368706 Although if it turns out I need new front sensors/rings etc mine may well be up for sale soon especially as I believe the hubs have to come off which means new bearings as well :-( Days work. Wheel bearing £30 and I pay a local mechanic I know £10 to use his press and do my own wheel bearing...
by RoadWarrior
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: "El Puma"
Replies: 118
Views: 22281

"El Puma"

The garage is ripping you off.

It's literally a two minute job, open bonnet, undo two bolts and put new one in. Reverse removal and it's done.

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Circled it for you above. Two 10MM bolts, and a plug behind to remove. :wink:
by RoadWarrior
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Ford Puma 1.7 MHB Engine *LOW MILES*
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Ford Puma 1.7 MHB Engine *LOW MILES*

Update, possibly sorted now. Should have new engine next week. :-) :grin:
by RoadWarrior
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Puma had a recent swim in floods...now its low idling, stalling and kangarooing
Replies: 12
Views: 1220

Puma had a recent swim in floods...now its low idling, stalling and kangarooing

You're rather lucky you didn't hydrolock your engine. Extremely easy to hydrolock, even going through a big puddle can hydrolock your engine, even more so the lower the car is! I wouldn't have started it again, in future if it happens again leave it off, remove all spark plugs and turn it over so th...
by RoadWarrior
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Big MOT time
Replies: 11
Views: 1083

Big MOT time

£350 For a car with 180,000 miles and a 6 month MOT? A bit too expensive. MOT's aren't worth the paper they're written on to get a feeling of how good the car is, inspect it yourself. There's a lot of backstreet MOT stations willing to pass any car no matter how dangerous they are, just good tyres a...
by RoadWarrior
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Ford Puma 1.7 MHB Engine *LOW MILES*
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Ford Puma 1.7 MHB Engine *LOW MILES*

Hi all, after a 1.7 Puma lump preferably with alternator, but don't need A/C compressor or the PAS. Want one in the low 80,000 or below. Preferably one with a registration to back the mileage up, and if possible service history for the engine.

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